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Old 03-19-2013, 05:48 AM
 
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Yes
Boston
Seattle
San Francisco
Denver
Portland

No
Philadelphia
NYC
Detroit
LA
Ohio (all of it)
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Never say never. If you'd have told me 30 years ago I would live in Cincinnati for more than 20 years, I'd have told you you were nuts. And if you'd have told me 15 years ago that I'd eventually be living in Philadelphia, I'd have taken you to the nearest locked psych ward.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:29 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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^^Agreed! Champaign, IL for 7 years? No WAY! (Yes way) Denver, Colorado for 33 years? Oh, Denver was just going to be some lark for a few years. We didn't plan on making a life out here. Now I've lived here longer than anywhere else.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Never say never. If you'd have told me 30 years ago I would live in Cincinnati for more than 20 years, I'd have told you you were nuts. And if you'd have told me 15 years ago that I'd eventually be living in Philadelphia, I'd have taken you to the nearest locked psych ward.
Also agreed.

Out of college, I had big plans to move around the country every 5 years or so, to gain experience and a different perspective on building practices and architecture. I was hesitant to take the job in Youngstown, because of its reputation, but I took the job because I figured I'd be moving along in a few years anyway. Now, almost 13 years later, I'm still here, and don't want to leave!
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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Based on visits or having lived there in the past:

Yes
Taipei
Honolulu
San Francisco
Los Angeles
San Sebastian

No
Vienna
Delhi
Boston
Minneapolis
Houston
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Northern CA
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I don't like big cities, but if I had to choose

Yes
San Diego
Albuquerque
Seattle
Portland
Salt Lake City

No
Philadelphia
NY
Chicago
Detroit
anywhere in Florida
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Here are the 4 international cities I think I could live in.
Florence (not exactly sure on population, but it's close to the OP's limit)
Paris
Barcelona
Venice

I've also visited the following larger cities. While I think they're great for visiting, I don't think I'd want to live there for 5 years:
Rome
Milan
Vienna
Copenhagen
Prague
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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None of these are in order

Yes

Pittsburgh
New York
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Chicago

No
Reno
Riverside
Memphis
Charlotte
Phoenix
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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I've already lived in Seattle, NYC, LA, and Salt Lake City and spent most of my childhood visiting relatives in Chicago, so I'll consider them not an option (liked all but LA).

So

Yay:

San Francisco
Portland
Calgary
Miami (I hate hot weather, but just for the experience)
Honolulu (ditto)

Nay:

Houston
Dallas
Phoenix
Atlanta
(and anywhere else hot)
and Indianapolis
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:19 PM
 
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Yes-list (international):

Melbourne
Stockholm
Rotterdam
Copenhagen
Vienna


Yes-list (US Domestic)
Seattle
LA
San Francisco/Bay area
Tampa
San Diego


No-list (US Domestic)
Anywhere in the Midwest (except for Chicago)
Anywhere in the South (except for Florida, or Atlanta area)
Anywhere in the Plains/Rockies
Anywhere in Appalachia
Anywhere in desert SW
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